Eating Out

If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy eating out and not having to cook. The excitement of trying a new restaurant, a delicious meal that you don’t have to cook can be tempting. However, when eating out beware of what you drink and eat.

Some helpful tips to enjoy your time out, and not gain ten pounds when you get home, include:

Avoid soft drinks – too much sugar.
Don’t double dip in your starches – skip the bun or bread that is served, stick to one serving of potatoes, rice, or pasta, not all three.
Drink water to fill you up – you will find you are not so hungry.
Avoid using butter – your dinner probably has extra butter in the sauce.
If you eat meat, try to select a lean portion, cut off the fat – keep to a six ounce portion.
Avoid fried foods – go for broiled or boiled.
Skip the alcohol.
Hopefully, by eating in moderation, you will enjoy the benefits of not having to cook. It is exciting to try new foods. Of course, one can do a bit of exercise to balance out the delicious foods. Everyone is different, so beware of extra calories when you eat out.

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